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Are you familiar with the Crucible Act I play? Would you be able to pass this quiz? With this quiz, you must know if Abigail blackmails the girls, Proctor, Parris, and Putnam, what Tituba confess, what town and state the Crucible take place, and what time period. Take the quiz and find out how very much you know about The Crucible Play ActI.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which words best describe Thomas Putnam?

    • A.

      Naïve and good-hearted

    • B.

      Greedy and devious

    • C.

      Wealthy and generous

    • D.

      Suspicious and cranky

    Correct Answer
    B. Greedy and devious
    Explanation
    Thomas Putnam is described as greedy and devious because he is characterized by his relentless pursuit of wealth and power. He is willing to manipulate and deceive others in order to achieve his own personal gain. This is evident in his actions throughout the story, such as his involvement in the witch trials and his false accusations against others. His greed and deviousness ultimately contribute to the chaos and destruction that unfolds in the community.

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  • 2. 

    What does Abigail threaten to do if the girls do not support her version of what happened in the woods?

    • A.

      Tell Parris the truth

    • B.

      Run away

    • C.

      Harm them physically

    • D.

      Drink a charm against them

    Correct Answer
    C. Harm them physically
    Explanation
    Abigail threatens to harm the girls physically if they do not support her version of what happened in the woods. This implies that she is willing to resort to violence in order to ensure that her version of events is believed and that she maintains control over the situation.

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  • 3. 

    Which one of the following things did Proctor, Parris, and Putnam not argue about?

    • A.

      Land

    • B.

      Women

    • C.

      Church

    • D.

      Money

    Correct Answer
    B. Women
    Explanation
    Proctor, Parris, and Putnam argued about land, church, and money, but not about women.

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  • 4. 

    Why does Mrs. Putnam contact Tituba?

    • A.

      She wants to ask her about the events in the woods

    • B.

      She wants Tituba to conjure her dead babies

    • C.

      She wants Tituba to help Ruth

    • D.

      She wants to blame Tituba for everything

    Correct Answer
    B. She wants Tituba to conjure her dead babies
    Explanation
    Mrs. Putnam contacts Tituba because she wants her to conjure her dead babies. This suggests that Mrs. Putnam is desperate and willing to turn to supernatural means in order to find answers or closure regarding the deaths of her children.

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  • 5. 

    Elizabeth fired Abigail because

    • A.

      They could no longer afford household help

    • B.

      Abigail was lazy

    • C.

      Her husband and Abigail were having an affair

    • D.

      Abigail's health was poor

    Correct Answer
    C. Her husband and Abigail were having an affair
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Elizabeth fired Abigail because her husband and Abigail were having an affair. This suggests that Elizabeth found out about the affair and decided to terminate Abigail's employment as a result. The other options provided, such as not being able to afford household help, Abigail being lazy, or Abigail's poor health, do not directly relate to the reason for her firing.

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  • 6. 

    How does Reverend Hale react to Tituba's confession?

    • A.

      He threatens to beat her

    • B.

      He calls her a liar

    • C.

      He is understanding and compassionate

    • D.

      He says she is going to be hanged

    Correct Answer
    C. He is understanding and compassionate
    Explanation
    Reverend Hale reacts to Tituba's confession by being understanding and compassionate.

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  • 7. 

    What is the setting of The Crucible?

    • A.

      Salem, 1856

    • B.

      Boston, 1682

    • C.

      Salem, 1692

    • D.

      Boston, 1750

    Correct Answer
    C. Salem, 1692
    Explanation
    The setting of The Crucible is Salem, 1692. This is evident from the historical context of the play, which is based on the Salem witch trials that took place in Massachusetts in 1692. The play explores the hysteria and paranoia that swept through the Puritan community during this time period, as accusations of witchcraft were made and innocent people were wrongly accused and persecuted. The specific year and location are important to understanding the themes and events of the play.

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  • 8. 

    Why does Parris send for a doctor at the opening of the play?

    • A.

      Because his daughter Betty is sick

    • B.

      Because he is sick

    • C.

      Because he wants to get the witches out of Salem

    • D.

      Because Abigail asked him to

    Correct Answer
    A. Because his daughter Betty is sick
    Explanation
    Parris sends for a doctor at the opening of the play because his daughter Betty is sick. This is evident from the fact that Parris is concerned about Betty's condition and wants medical attention for her. The other options, such as Parris being sick, wanting to get the witches out of Salem, or Abigail asking him to, are not supported by any information provided in the question.

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  • 9. 

    Abigail lives with Reverend Parris and Betty because she is

    • A.

      Orphaned

    • B.

      Parris' servant

    • C.

      Betty's friend

    • D.

      Parris' step daughter

    Correct Answer
    A. Orphaned
    Explanation
    Abigail lives with Reverend Parris and Betty because she is orphaned. This means that she has lost both of her parents and does not have any other family members to live with. Therefore, she is taken in by Reverend Parris and becomes a part of his household.

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  • 10. 

    Abigail says Tituba made her

    • A.

      Murder the Putnam's babies

    • B.

      Drink blood and have strange dreams

    • C.

      Try to kill Parris

    • D.

      Miss church

    Correct Answer
    B. Drink blood and have strange dreams
    Explanation
    Abigail accuses Tituba of making her drink blood and have strange dreams. This suggests that Abigail believes Tituba is involved in some kind of dark, supernatural practices. Abigail's claim adds to the growing hysteria in the community, as it implies that there are witches among them. This accusation not only fuels the fear and paranoia but also provides a motive for the witch trials that follow.

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